US Tops Global Arms Market in 2015

US Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Tops Global Arms Market

With decades of imperialist meddling around the world and a culture defined by hyper-militarism, it’s no surprise the United States yet again topped the list of global weapons sales last year, signing deals worth about US$40 billion, according to a new congressional study.

The largest buyers of arms in 2015, the report found, were largely U.S. allies in the Gulf region, with Qatar buying more than US$17 billion in weapons last year, followed by Egypt, which bought almost US$12 billion in arms, and Saudi Arabia, with over US$8 billion in weapons purchases.

Nothing like war and conflict to prop up the economy.

Here’s the moral dilemma – Is it OK to feed ourselves through the sales of weapons, assuming that some of these weapons could be used in random acts of terror or war against ourselves?

The Congressional report is here.

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015


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